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Waterloo is pleased to provide the President's Graduate Scholarship (PGS) to outstanding graduate students who hold major federally and provincially funded competition-based scholarships.

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  1. Sep. 28, 2023Technology Governance Initiative (TGI) to be established at Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA)
    Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) building which houses the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA)

    The Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA) received a $5 million dollar donation from the Balsillie Family Fund to establish the Technology Governance Initiative (TGI) at the School.

  2. Sep. 25, 2023National Postdoc Appreciation Week 2023
    Photos of postdocs at kick off event

    Last week Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs was thrilled to invite postdoctoral scholars from across the university to celebrate our eighth annual National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW).

  3. Sep. 19, 2023Five graduate students awarded prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship
    2023 Vanier CGS Recipient headshots - visit link in article to learn more

    As part of a recent Government of Canada announcement, five University of Waterloo doctoral students were named as successful recipients of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS). 

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  1. Oct. 2, 2023Professional Skills Foundations-Introductory Workshop (Fall 2023)
    photo of professional skills foundations core area

  2. Oct. 4, 2023Fall Bonfire
    Cartoon fire

    Postdocs, graduate students, and their families are invited to join us for a fall bonfire on Wednesday, October 4 from 2:00-3:30 pm at the Laurel Creek fire pit (across the road from Environment 2). Free snacks will be provided! Register in advance to save your spot. 

  3. Oct. 10, 2023Faculty of Environment: Professional graduate programs webinar
    Professional graduate programs webinar

    This session is designed for prospective graduate students that are interested in pursuing a professional (course-based) master's program. This webinar will talk about the advantages of this degree, the possible career paths and the steps necessary to apply.

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  1. Mar. 15, 2023"We are Family"
    3 crochet baby hats

    At Waterloo we understand that many of our graduate students are (or are about to become) parents who are trying to balance their studies with family obligations.

  2. Feb. 21, 2023Policy 30: frequently asked questions (FAQs) with answers!
    black banner with text Policy 30: employment of graduate student teaching assistants frequently asked questions (FAQs)

    Answering some common questions about the recently updated Policy 30: Employment of Graduate Student Teaching Assistant.

  3. Jan. 23, 2023Supporting student professional development: An individual approach
    Professional Skill Foundations

    In the academic context, we often refer to graduate students as if they belong to one group, defined by their engagement in graduate studies, however, in reality, we know that each of our graduate students is unique.

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